Felipe Rose (The Village People) Guests On Harvey Brownstone Interviews 

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Felipe Rose, Original Member of “The Village People”.

Felipe Rose, is an original member of one of the most phenomenally popular and beloved music groups of all time: The Village People, who brought us many unforgettable hits we just couldn’t stop singing and dancing to, including “YMCA”, “San Francisco”, “In the Navy”, “Macho Man”, “Go West”, “Everybody Is a Star in Hollywood”, “I Am What I Am”, and many more. 

They had some of the biggest hits of the 70s, and of course, the Village People starred in the classic 1980 movie, “Can’t Stop the Music”. Our guest was dressed as an Indigenous American, along with his bandmates Alex Briley, the military man, David Hodo, the construction worker, Randy Jones, the cowboy, Glen Hughes, the leather man, and lead singer Victor Willis, who was sometimes a cop and sometimes a naval officer. 

The Village People had enormous success, with 25 gold and platinum records, an American Music Award, 2 Billboard Music Awards, a George M. Cohan Entertainer of the Year Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And in 2020, the American Library of Congress inducted the song “YMCA” into the National Recording Registry, which preserves audio recordings considered to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” 

In addition to his work with the Village People, Felipe Rose has had a great solo music career, recording singles including “Trail of Tears”, “We’re Still Here,” “Red Hawk Woman”, “Going Back to My Roots,” “Dance Again” – and now, his brand new single, “That’s What You Are”. This single, which was released on June 21, is now available on every major music streaming platform. Felipe Rose has won 5 Native American Music Awards and in 2008, he was inducted into the Native American Music Hall of Fame.

Harvey Brownstone is a retired judge of the Ontario Court of Justice and was the first openly gay judge in Canada. He is also the bestselling author of “Tug of War: A Judge’s Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles and the Bitter Realities of Family Court” and hosted “Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone,” a television talk show on matters involving the family justice system.

​After a distinguished legal career, Harvey was appointed a judge at the age of 38 in 1995.  He has presided in family and criminal courts.   He has been a trailblazer in several ways.  He was the first openly gay judge in Canada.  He was the first sitting judge in the world to write a national best seller and to host a TV talk show.  

​Harvey has been a role model and icon in the LGBTQ community.  When same-sex marriage was legalized in Canada in 2003, he was the only judge to make himself publicly available to officiate at weddings for lesbian and gay couples travelling to Toronto from all over the world to get married.  In 2007, he officiated at the wedding of Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer, the American couple whose marriage triggered the 2013 United States Supreme Court decision overturning the definition of “spouse” in the federal Defense of Marriage Act.  

​In February 2021, Harvey launched his online talk show “Harvey Brownstone Interviews” on his own YouTube channel. He saw this as an interesting hobby.   Within several months, the show attracted hundreds of thousands – and then eventually, millions – of viewers.  Because of the overwhelming success of the show, Harvey decided to retire from the judiciary on December 31, 2021 after having presided as a full-time judge for 26 1/2 years.  Free from the constraints imposed upon judges regarding the expression of opinions and the endorsement of private enterprise, Harvey now happily devotes his full-time attention to hosting “Harvey Brownstone Interviews” as a regular member of the public – albeit one with a rather illustrious and unique career history.  

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